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election 2012 The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates  

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The 2016 election is still months away, but the races for both the Democratic and Republican nominations have been going since roughly five seconds after the last election. With dozens of primaries on the horizon, a disgruntled candidate from either party throw the whole thing into chaos by announcing a third party run - something that likely wouldn't happen until the nominations are locked up.

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has already said he might run on an independent ticket should far-right Donald Trump and far-left Bernie Sanders win. Could someone else throw their hat in the ring? Who should it be? A career politician with a clear, non-partisan vision for where to take the country? Or a true outsider from another profession or industry, who would have a innovative and fresh approach to policy?

To make this list, candidates should be eligible to hold the office of President of the United States (so no children, fictional characters, or Arnold Schwarzenegger) and likely to run as an independent third-party candidate. If you think your favorite author, or pundit, or movie star deserves a shot, add them to the list and vote up your favorite suggestions.
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Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Mark Holmes added Condoleezza Rice age 62

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150 106
Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Lon Harris added Al Gore age 69

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110 90
Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates

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122 104
Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Lon Harris added Stephen Colbert age 52

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104 94
Rudy Giuliani is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Rudy Giuliani age 72

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108 109
Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Mick Ribb added Oprah Winfrey age 63

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106 107
Rush Limbaugh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Mark Holmes added Rush Limbaugh age 66

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79 83
David Petraeus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates

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69 70
Allen West is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
udontneedtoknowmyname added Allen West age 56

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42 36
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
rnkr153 added Jesse Ventura age 65

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88 100
Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Ron Mexico added Elizabeth Warren age 67

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73 80
Rick Warren is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Mark Holmes added Rick Warren age 63

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77 87
Cornel West is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Felix Ryan added Cornel West age 63

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62 69
Starr Parker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
DavidBrandt added Starr Parker

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70 80
Mike Gravel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Felix Ryan added Mike Gravel age 86

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70 80
Pat Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
udontneedtoknowmyname added Pat Buchanan age 78

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86 102
Colin Powell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Colin Powell age 80

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88 105
George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Greg Stopera added George Clooney age 55

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74 89
Howard Dean is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Lon Harris added Howard Dean age 68

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75 93
Ralph Nader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Ralph Nader age 83

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72 90
Paul Krugman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Lon Harris added Paul Krugman age 64

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76 107
Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Greg Stopera added Glenn Beck age 53

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61 90
Michael Reagan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
udontneedtoknowmyname added Michael Reagan age 72

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80 128
Michael Moore is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Felix Ryan added Michael Moore age 62

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65 113
T. Boone Pickens, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates

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79 141
Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Bill Gates age 61

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80 146
Ron Paul is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
kaylive added Ron Paul age 81

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61 115
Ted Nugent is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
JacobCuellar added Ted Nugent age 68

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68 134
Warren Buffett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates

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74 149
Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
Sarah Palin age 53

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26 148
Penn Jillette is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
kaylive added Penn Jillette age 62

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18 166
Chelsea Clinton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Ideal Hypothetical Third Party Candidates
udontneedtoknowmyname added Chelsea Clinton age 37